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Tulane women playing for postseason hopes

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Tulane Green Wave forward Tiffany Dale (center) looks to pass the ball in the first half at Devlin Fieldhouse on Sunday Jan. 4, 2015 in New Orleans.

Listed as one of the last four in the field on the latest bracketology update by ESPN.com, the Tulane women’s basketball team has no real way of knowing whether it will make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. One thing is clear, though. The Green Wave (20-8, 11-6 American Athletic Conference) better win at… Continue reading →

Tulane aims to get back in groove at home

Advocate staff photo by ANDREA MABRY -- Louis Dabney of Tulane

Losers of eight of their past nine, the Tulane men’s basketball team can’t even take comfort in coming home to face Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon. Devlin Fieldhouse has been the site of one disappointment after another in American Athletic Conference play. Although Tulane (14-13, 5-10 American Athletic Conference) has exceeded the league coaches’ forecast of a… Continue reading →

Tulane moves up the date of its spring scrimmage one week to March 7

Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers defeated Tulane 31-6. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

The scrimmage will be the first-ever spring scrimmage at Yulman Stadium, which opened last year. The scrimamge will be the centerpiece of a long weekend of activities on the university's campus. Tulane will host alumni weekend March 6 and 7. The Green Wave… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team, preparing to host Creighton, feels its comfort level rising

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Tulane's Hunter Hope, 16, hits the ball and gets to first base during the fourth inning of the first NBC Cup against Tulane University and the University of New Orleans at Maestri Field at Privateer Park in New Orleans, Tuesday, on Feb. 24, 2015.

Comfort is critical. Tulane baseball players credit that attribute repeatedly when explaining their 8-1 start and current six-game winning streak. Considering the Green Wave’s starting pitchers have allowed eight earned runs in nine games, there’s never been a moment when Tulane felt it was out of contention. That’s how it managed a weekend sweep despite scoring one run… Continue reading →

Emerson Gibbs, Tulane make easy work of UNO with 4-0 win

Advocate file photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- UNO's Jay Robinson tags out Tulane's John Gandolfo at second during Tuesday's game at Maestri Field. The teams played again Wednesday at Turchin Stadium, and the Green Wave won 4-0, completing a two-game sweep.

Emerson Gibbs picked a nearly perfect way to win as a starter for the first time in his Tulane baseball career. He flirted with a no-hitter against UNO. Gibbs, a junior from Jesuit, went 6.2 innings before allowing a hit as the Green Wave won 4-0 on Wednesday night at Turchin Stadium, completing a two-game sweep of… Continue reading →

James Woodard, Rashad Smith carry Tulsa past Tulane 76-55

TULSA, Okla. — James Woodard scored 18 points, Rashad Smith had 17 and Tulsa rolled to a 76-55 men’s college basketball victory over Tulane on Wednesday night to pull into a first-place tie in the American Conference. Tulsa (20-7, 13-2) has won three-straight and is tied with No. 21 SMU (22-5, 13-2), which plays at Memphis… Continue reading →

After redshirt year, Tulane’s Josh Rounds back in the mix

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Tulane Green Wave running back Josh Rounds (25) steps out of a tackle by North Texas Mean Green linebacker Will Wright (11) during the second quarter Saturday, October 6, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tulane running back Josh Rounds thought he was competing for a starting spot in August before the coaches told him he was going to be a rare junior redshirt. Rounds’ response to that surprising news is why he is back in the mix for playing time this spring. Instead of getting angry about sitting out a… Continue reading →

Those ‘wow’ plays are just part of the repertoire for Tulane freshman big man Dylan Osetkowski

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane Green Wave center Dylan Osetkowski (21) battles for a rebound with Temple Owls forward Jaylen Bond (15) at Devlin Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Tulane freshman center Dylan Osetkowski backed into 7-foot Connecticut shot-blocker Amida Brimah, took one dribble, then went right around him with a nifty spin move for a layup. “Wow!” CBS Sports Network analyst Doug Gottlieb exclaimed after Osetkowski pulled the Green Wave within three points of the Huskies in the second half Sunday. “That was beautiful.” “Wow” is… Continue reading →

Tulane cruises past UNO 9-0 at Maestri Field

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane's Stephen Alemais, connects for a fourth-inning single during Tuesday's game against UNO at Maestri Field. Alemais was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI as the Green Wave won 9-0.

The first time around the order, UNO pitcher Daniel Martinez struck out five consecutive Tulane batters Tuesday night at Maestri Field. He didn’t even make it through the lineup a second time. After manufacturing two early runs, the Green Wave jumped all over Martinez and reliever Hunter Medine in the fourth inning, batting around while scoring… Continue reading →

LSU women golfers drive to easy victory

On an uncomfortable day, the LSU women’s golfers looked awfully comfortable on Tulane’s home course. Handling the cold temperature and shifting winds better than anyone else, the Tigers ran away from a loaded field Tuesday in the final round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship at English Turn Golf & Country Club. The… Continue reading →

Top-ranked Connecticut women power through Tulane again

Tulane photo by Parker Waters -- Tulane senior guard Danielle Blagg finds an opening in the Connecticut defense during the teams' matchup in Devlin Fieldhouse on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

With no Tulane women’s basketball player scoring in double figures until late in the second half, top-ranked Connecticut defeated the Green Wave 94-47 on Monday night in Devlin Fieldhouse. Courtnie Latham scored a team-high 12 points and shot 5-of-7 from the field for the Wave. But it was much too little, much too late for… Continue reading →

After expected struggles against UConn, Saturday’s AAC finale looms large for Tulane women

Two-time defending national champion Connecticut put on its usual show in its first visit to Devlin Fieldhouse, but nothing that happened Monday night will be as significant for the Tulane women’s basketball team as its result this Saturday at Tulsa. All 1,900 fans in the building knew what the outcome would be against the virtually unbeatable… Continue reading →

UNO, Tulane seek to keep momentum going

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Ron Maestri was named coach of the UNO Privateers baseball team Tuesday, July 2.

There’s something hard to quantify about momentum in baseball. While winning streaks add energy to a clubhouse and pique the interest of fans, their affect on the next game is relative. When Tulane and UNO renew their cross-town rivalry at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Maestri Field and continuing Wednesday at Turchin Stadium, two coaches with two different… Continue reading →

Tulane sweeps series against San Francisco with a 5-3 win

Tulane coach David Pierce said he didn’t breathe any easier on Sunday afternoon. But compared to the tension of the Green Wave’s past four wins, the sweep-clinching 5-3 victory over San Francisco must have felt like a blowout win to most of the 2,617 in attendance at Turchin Stadium. “It was nice to not have to… Continue reading →

Brimah, Boatright lead Huskies over Tulane men

Connecticut's Ryan Boatright (11) is fouled by Tulane's Keith Pinckney (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

BC-BKC—Tulane-UConn, 1st Ld-Writethru,515 Brimah, Boatright lead UConn over Tulane 67-60 AP Photo CTFB106, CTFB104, CTFB103 Eds: UConn 67, Tulane 60. Adds details. With AP Photos. By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Amida Brimah scored 19 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked four shots as UConn snapped a two-game losing… Continue reading →

Green Wave women get ready for No. 1 UConn

Experience can be a positive factor for Tulane’s women’s basketball team after playing one match against national power Connecticut on Feb. 14. That match was an 87-39 loss to the Huskies, and just after they defeated previously top-ranked South Carolina. The Green Wave (20-7, 11-5 American Athletic Conference) gets another chance to… Continue reading →

11-0 run lifts Tulane women past Memphis

The Tulane’s women’s basketball team pushed a 2-point lead to double digits with an 11-0 run in the final six minutes Saturday in taking a 75-65 win over Memphis at Devlin Fieldhouse to snap a two-game losing streak. “We just had a little different kind of intensity in that last six minutes,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton… Continue reading →

Green Wave set to take on defending national champ UConn

Some of the luster may have worn off, but Tulane men’s basketball coach Ed Conroy isn’t concerning himself with stature and prestige. Less than a year removed from hoisting the national championship trophy, Connecticut may be struggling even to earn its way to the NCAA tournament this season, compiling a 14-11 record (7-6 American)… Continue reading →

Tulane rallies to defeat San Francisco in 11 innings

Don’t mess with Tulane when you’re one inning away from winning. Incredibly, the Green Wave remained perfect in three opportunities under new coach David Pierce when trailing entering the ninth, rallying to beat San Francisco 3-2 in 11 innings on Saturday at Turchin Stadium. And this one may have been the most remarkable of the bunch.… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Jarrod Franklin putting injury behind

Tulane nickel back Jarrod Franklin has perfect recall of the moment he tore three knee ligaments during spring practice last February. He also remembers the date (March 14) he had surgery to repair the issues a month later. His plan going forward, though, is to make everyone forget he ever got hurt, and he is off to… Continue reading →

Green Wave squeezes out victory in home opener

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Tulane infielder Garrett Deschamp (1) turns the first half of a double play as San Francisco infielder Connor Hofmann (5) tries to beat the throw during action at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans Friday, February 20, 2015.

So much for those new baseballs. Opening night in Turchin Stadium unfolded a lot like it did last year, as Tulane and San Francisco battled into a scoreless deadlock through eight innings before the Green Wave (4-1) finally broke through with a run in the ninth. Tulane squeezed out a 1-0 win to open the series… Continue reading →

Tulane point guard Jamie Kaplan among finalists for Senior CLASS Award

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Anne Pedersen fouls Tulane's Jamie Kaplan Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

While Tulane senior Jamie Kaplan has certainly made achievements on the basketball court, she’s also been active serving the New Orleans community. For these efforts, Kaplan is one of ten finalists for Premier Sports Management’s Senior CLASS Award. Voting lasts until March 23 and the winner will be announced during the Women’s Final Four. Kaplan,… Continue reading →

Tulane finding ways to win under new coach David Pierce

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Tulane Baseball Head Coach David Pierce fields questions from reporters during media day at the school  in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

After watching his team get within one strike of beating Tulane on Wednesday before losing, Southeastern Louisiana coach Matt Riser came away impressed. Coming off its first sub-.500 season in 21 years, the Green Wave (3-1) already is finding ways to win behind new coach David Pierce and a large class of sophomores who learned from their… Continue reading →

UCF rolls over Tulane 69-55

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane Green Wave forward Tre Drye (34) shoots against UCF Knights forward Staphon Blair (52) and UCF Knights forward Kasey Wilson (32) at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

With an early 16-9 lead on Central Florida, Tulane’s Jonathan Stark sized up an unguarded 3-pointer and launched it. Clank. Like almost every other shot for the Green Wave in the last month, it did no go through the net, and the rest of the night played out the same way. UCF… Continue reading →

Tulane announces dates for its 2015 football schedule, starting with its Sept. 3 season opener against Duke at Yulman Stadium

Tulane players take the field before their game against Rutgers on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Tulane football fans can finally set their calendars. The Green Wave released its full 2015 schedule Thursday afternoon, along with the rest of the American Athletic Conference. While the opponents were already known, the dates had not been set. Two weeknight games highlight the schedule, including a Thursday night season opener against Duke (airing on CBS… Continue reading →

Tulane rallies to beat Southeastern Louisiana 5-4 at Alumni Field

HAMMOND — For the second straight game, Tulane let a late lead slip away. Only this time, the Green Wave had time to recover. Richard Carthon’s two-out, two-strike, seeing-eye RBI single right up the middle in the ninth inning against Southeastern Louisiana tied the score Wednesday night, and Lex Kaplan hit a fly ball… Continue reading →

QB Lee seeks to heat up ice cold passing numbers

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee (12) scrambles for a one yard gain in the second quarter as Cincinnati Bearcats defensive end Brad Harrah (93) comes in for the tackle during pal at Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

If Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee’s confidence did not waver during a rough debut season, his performance certainly did. Kicking off spring practice on a chilly Wednesday morning at Yulman Stadium, Lee and his teammates began trying to heat up a passing game that was ice cold for most of 2014 as the Green Wave slipped to 3-9… Continue reading →

Green Wave hopes Jonathan Stark’s spark carries over down stretch

Jonathan Stark gave Tulane’s flagging season a jolt of energy with one of the best buzzer-beating shots in school history against Cincinnati. The next challenge for the Green Wave is channeling that magical moment into a strong stretch run. When Tulane (14-10, 5-7 American Athletic Conference) faces Central Florida (11-13, 4-9) on Thursday night… Continue reading →

Temple rallies over Tulane women

PHILADELPHIA — The Tulane women’s basketball team (19-7, 10-5) couldn’t sustain a second-half lead, falling 69-58 to Temple on Tuesday. It marked the first time this season the Wave suffered back-to-back losses. “I thought the first half, we didn’t get the loose balls and didn’t take care of the ball. That was crucial,” Tulane coach… Continue reading →